On the most lovey-dovey day of the year, who better to spoil than yours truly?
If Galentine’s Day is, in the words of Leslie Knope, all about ‘ladies treating ladies’, then surely it’s a day where it’s almost compulsory to treat yo’self?
Whether it’s a new lippie that makes your eyes sparkle or a pop of blush that makes you look happy and feel happier as a result, blowing a few bob on a treat or two for you is as worthy a splurge as any.
On February 14th (and every day, for that matter) a bit of self-care is the best gesture you can make.
Sometimes you just have to be your own Galentine.
1. LOVE NOTES
Get it: Chanel No. 5, limited edition, €150, Brown Thomas, Cork
The iconic Chanel No. 5 bottle is now available in a limited edition, dressed in Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite colour: red.
2. SCARLET WOMAN
Get it: IsaDora Liquid Lip Cream, €12.95, pharmacies
There’s nothing like a bold, dramatic red lip to put you in a good mood. We’ve been wearing IsaDora Liquid Lip Cream in ‘Loving Red’ to brighten up the gloomy days of winter. It even saves time in the morning; it’s best worn with minimal make-up so a dab of foundation, a sweep of blush and you’re out the door.
3. NAIL IT
Get it: CUTEX Care + Color, €4.99, Dunnes and pharmacies
What’s Valentine’s week without a slick of fiery nail polish? CUTEX Care + Color is bold, vibrant and enriched with hydrating seed oils to help condition and support healthy looking nails underneath. We love Lipstick Jungle €4.99 – a deep pillarbox red.
4. PEAR AND PINK MAGNOLIA
Get it: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Wash, pharmacies nationwide, €18.95
Turn the simple act of washing your hands into an uplifting ritual. Crabtree & Evelyn’s new blend of crisp pears, green ivy and grounding teakwood will awaken your senses and leave your lámha soft and clean.
5. PEACHY CHEEKS
Get it: FUSCHIA Blush Singles, €15.95, Fuschia.ie
Fuschia’s Peach Glow blush is the kind of miracle shade that immediately makes you look younger and healthier. Made with finely blended pigments, it gives a streak-free, long wear finish too so you’re in no danger of looking like Aunt Sally.
6. LIP SERVICE
Get it: e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick, €6.95, Penneys and most pharmacies
These dual-ended lipsticks have a soft shade for day and a bolder shade for night. The velvety soft formula is enriched with Shea and vitamin A, C and E to help nourish and hydrate lips – plus you always have two options in your bag for impromptu nights out.
7. ROLL WITH IT
Get it: Rose Quartz Facial Roller, €29.95 Image Skincare Clinics across Cork
IMAGE Skincare’s new Rose Quartz Facial Roller boosts circulation and encourages skin cell rejuvenation whilst also gently stimulating the lymphatic system to combat puffiness and water retention on the face and neck. Chill it in the fridge and use it first thing in the morning to fight fatigue.